Interoceanic canal projects

by Frank W. Wilson

Institution: Missouri University of Science and Technology
Year: 1884
Keywords: Eads Ship Railway.
Record ID: 1551612
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/17813


"The construction of a canal to connect the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans has been discussed since the discovery of the New World and the whole world has only been waiting until some feasible and economical plan should be offered by which this construction could be made. The narrow neck of land lying between the continents of North America and South America seems especially adapted to this purpose and has for years tempted exploring parties thither to seek for a practicable canal route. Of late years however another scheme has been proposed which surpasses in magnitude and in economy as well, all the schemes hitherto brought forth for crossing the isthmus" – p. [3-4].